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William Walrath named Farmers Insurance Michigan State Executive Director

LANSING, MICHIGAN—(December 14, 2009)—Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® announces the appointment of William Walrath to State Executive Director of Michigan. Mr. Walrath replaces Dan Schrock who has been promoted to Vice President – Eastern Expansion Markets.

“William brings a wealth of insurance knowledge to his new position,” notes Jerry Carnahan, Executive Vice President—Field Operations. “He began his career with Farmers in 1998 in Illinois and served in positions in claims, marketing, life insurance, and financial services in Oregon, California, and Texas from 2005 to 2009 before being promoted to Michigan State Executive Director.

“I am looking forward to working with the Michigan Farmers team,” stated Mr. Walrath. “I am confident that we can grow our business by providing valuable products and services through our Agents that customers are demanding including Auto, Home, Umbrella, Commercial, Life, and Financial Services. Our Agents are trained to offer a package of options so our customers will understand how ‘ready’ feels good.”

Mr. Walrath earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Interpersonal Communications at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Mr. Walrath, his wife and three children are in the process of relocating to Brighton, Michigan.

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